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48 Suffolk 1941

Dear Marjorie,

I received you letter, you must have received my letter saying that I received the other parcel etc. You need not have any fear regarding the insurance, the job is yours. How do you stand with this business of conscription of females? Has the age group reached you? I do not know hardly anything about it, you see I only see a paper once in a way and the papers I have seen had nothing in them about the act. Well we did not all get punished for the incident at R.H.Q. so I guess the army is reforming some how. Tomorrow we are going for a little practice with the guns, it should be quite nice if the weather keeps fine. How's all your family keeping, you very seldom mention them so I guess they are O.K. Please will you get me my Auntie Emmy's address because I wrote to her and had the letter returned. Well darling I guess your wish will be fulfilled when I come home on leave and that should be soon. The time soon will come when my turn for leave is here. Well darling I must close now, I must prepare for stand to.
Cherrio,
Syd.

P.S.
We went out for a day with guns. Some Polish and Dutch Officers were there, so we had some body to show off to, I was kindly asked by the sergeant major if I would like to be the anti tank gunner for the day, this I accepted. My I do not know what's happening to the army, fancy the S. Major asking me so nicely. Although, I guess if I had not wanted to be on the anti tank gun I should been soon told where to get off! What a life, as it happened it turned out to be O.K. I was posted by my self on the cross roads, I saw and spoke to plenty of people, which made a change, it was one of the best days. I have had seen my leave at present. I am in a dug out writing this note, the light is very bad and outside the rain is pouring down making things very nasty for my twenty-four hours guard, which I am supposed to be doing. I think I must close now I must made an inspection of the gun to see that nobody has pinched a dail sight or so.
Cherrio,
Syd

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